The Golden State Warriors were reportedly planning to meet on Saturday to decide whether or not they were going to visit the White House.
At 8:45 a.m. President Trump sent out this tweet:
Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team.Stephen Curry is hesitating,therefore invitation is withdrawn!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 23, 2017
Within minutes, the athlete community responded.
U bum @StephenCurry30 already said he ain’t going! So therefore ain’t no invite. Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!
— LeBron James (@KingJames) September 23, 2017
A #POTUS who’s name alone creates division and anger. Who’s words inspire dissension and hatred can’t possibly “Make America Great Again”
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) September 23, 2017
How you gonna withdraw an invite that somebody already said they weren’t attending? ??
— Bradley Beal (@RealDealBeal23) September 23, 2017
Still wondering how this guy is running our country…. ???
— Draymond Green (@Money23Green) September 23, 2017
The behavior of the President is unacceptable and needs to be addressed. If you do not Condemn this divisive Rhetoric you are Condoning it!!
— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) September 23, 2017
With everything that’s going on in our country, why are YOU focused on who’s kneeling and visiting the White House??? #StayInYoLane
— Chris Paul (@CP3) September 23, 2017
It’s amazing that the most divisive person in this entire country is the President of the United States…he says whatever he wants
— Torrey Smith (@TorreySmithWR) September 23, 2017
Back when it was an Honor to meet the President! pic.twitter.com/eHIhpLz0hW
— DIGGZ32 (@JamesIhedigbo) September 23, 2017
Haven’t ever really seen this type of disrespect by a president
— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) September 23, 2017
What an embarrassment to our country… something new with Trump everyday smh
— Monique Currie (@Mocurrie25) September 23, 2017
In my opinion… this is a REAL pivotal moment in the sports world right now. How do y’all feel about it? I wanna hear your thoughts.
— Chiney Ogwumike (@Chiney321) September 23, 2017
— LaMike james (@LaMichaelJames) September 23, 2017
All NFL players should take a knee tomorrow! #FDT
— Omar C. Bolden (@OmarBolden) September 23, 2017
@BarackObama we need you back ASAP
— JR Smith (@TheRealJRSmith) September 23, 2017
Someone should have warned him that sending for ANY of the NBA players wasn’t going to end well… pic.twitter.com/oPylIHx8R5
— Swin Cash (@SwinCash) September 23, 2017
welp, i don’t think anyone can tell athletes to “stick to sports” for a while
— Sean Doolittle (@whatwouldDOOdo) September 23, 2017